Behold, God is mighty, and does not despise any;
he is mighty in strength of understanding.
Who wouldn’t be familiar with the story of the prostitute who was supposedly stoned to death (John 8:1-11)? How about Zacchaeus the tax collector who climbed up the sycamore tree just to see Jesus (Luke 19:1-10)? What do they have in common? They were hated by people because they had done immoral and sinful things. But Jesus, who is sinless and pure did not despise them. God had forgiven them for He knew that Jesus will be the ransom of their wrongdoings.
Transgression hinders our relationship with God. There are times we are tempted and after which commit a sin, thus disobeying God’s commandments. It is normal to fall-off but it is very important to ask for forgiveness. Admit your mistakes to God and then walk again in Spirit.
Just like the adulterer and the corrupt tax collector, God forgives us without anything in exchange. He doesn’t say “Be obedient first before I forgive you”. We were saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone.
“Now, go and sin no more”.(John 8:11)